WHY we need you in Bali
HOW can you help?
WHAT can you do?
Why Involvement Volunteers International?
PROJECT NAME: KINDERGARTEN TEACHING
START DATES: WEEKLY (SAT/SUN ARRIVALS)
ACCOMMODATION: VOLUNTEER HOUSE
MIN DURATION: ONE WEEK
MIN AGE: 16+
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: N/A
*Please note that the Kindergarten Project will be closed during school break (June, July, August and December).
Teach excitable children aged 4 to 5 years old in local kindergartens needing general assistance and basic English teaching. The children may not be used to too many foreigners and are always excited and welcoming of new volunteers, and love learning about where you are from!
Assist the local teacher and lead some classes on your own, teaching the children basic words and phrases in English. Knowing the English language can greatly benefit them in the future so getting them inspired to learn the language and education in general is the aim.
Teaching styles are informal and as the children are so young, a lot of teaching will be done through play activities and fun games, songs and dances. The goal is to increase their awareness of the language, so they can go on to further education and have more opportunities in future endeavours.
Lovina is situated right at the North end of Bali and is much less touristy than areas down South – which is the beauty of it! Life is relaxed here with less traffic, tourist, and uncrowded beaches. It is also close to other beauty spots, such as stunning natural waterfalls, hot springs, diving and dolphin tours. Lovina gives you a teste for wat ‘old Bali’ was like before tourism arrived and is great for those wanting a more authentic location to stay.
- To support local schools
- Teach the children basic English
- Play games, exercises and fun lesson activities
Food & Accommodation
You will be accommodated in one of our houses in the village of Tukad Mungga. Located on the street leading to the beach, which is a 5 min walk away. Village life is quintessentially local and you will get a good chance to experience the typical Balinese life – roosters crowing and all!
Rooms are 4-6 people, single gender shared rooms, with a lockable safety box, fan and laundry facilities in the nearby area. There are many ATMs in Lovina centre which is about a 10 to 15-minute drive from the house.
Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee will be available at the volunteer house. Purified water is available in the volunteer house. We do not recommend that you drink the tap water. If volunteers wish to eat out in Ubud, there are a large numbers of restaurants and local warungs (restaurants) to suit all tastes and budgets. There is also a western café in the village for fresh fruit juices, fresh coconuts and sweet treats. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply so we can make arrangements for you.
- Culture Orientation Week, Ubud
- Stray Dog Rehabilitation, Ubud
- Kindergarten Teaching, Ubud
- Nutrition & Health Education, Ubud
- Primary School Teaching, Ubud
- *Community Construction, Ubud
- Environmental Education, Ubud
- *English Teaching, Lovina
- *Kindergarten Teaching, Lovina
- *Cultural Orientation Week, Lovina
1 Week - $435
2 Weeks - $495
3 Weeks - $650
1 Month - $885
2 Months - $1880
3 Months - $2770
1 Day Orientation
24/7 In-Country Support
Project Materials & Equipment
Pre-departure Expert Advice
Preperation Tools & Checklists
Certificate of Completion
If you love working with young people, are energetic and want to inspire the furture generation, then yes absolutely! Teaching in a foreign country can be challenging but the rewards are even greater. Bali is an excellent country to start volunteer teaching if it’s your first time travelling too. The accomodation is comfortable, it’s easy to get around and the locals are so friendly 🙂
- 3 meals p/day & 2 p/day at weekends
- Arrival airport transfer (Sat/Sun arrivals)
- Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea
- 1 day orientation
- Daily transportation to project
- In country 24/7 support & emergency assistance
- Fundraising support
- University course credits (where applicable)
- Certificate of Completion
- Travel Insurance
- Tours, Souvenirs & spending money
Included in the program fees is a half day orientation which starts on the Monday. This is important to help you become familiar with your surroundings, as well as learning about the local customs & culture to help you get the most from your volunteering experience.
Typical Orientation Includes:
- Meet & greet with your new team and coordinators!
- Introduction meeting, general rules, setting expectations, advice on health and safety and handling of documents.
- Program meeting & preparation
- Culture lesson
Programs begin every Monday, and volunteers are required to arrive the day prior, for orientation before the project. Your accommodation on the Sunday is included in the program fees.
A free airport pickup is included when arriving to Denpasar International Airport (DPS). You must arrive between 00:00 to 23:59 on Sunday.
If arriving outside the pickup times on Sunday, you can book a private transfer for US$50.
If arriving during the week, or on Saturday, we charge US$50 for any extra night’s accommodation before your program, and another US$50 fee for a private transfer.
Alternatively, if arriving early you could wait at the arrival’s terminal for the pickup time, book accommodation at the airport and meet us during the pickup times or make your own way to the project (we will advise on how to do this).
From the international airport to the Ubud Penestanan accommodation, it takes 1-1.5 hours by road, and to the Pejeng accommodation it takes around 1.5-2 hours. To Lovina the journey time is 3 hours.
All participants for the Education, Teaching, Construction, and Turtle Conservation projects, regardless of the program duration, will now be required to apply for a B211 Social Cultural visa prior to arrival.
Participants who have a Visa On Arrival or an E-Visa on Arrival will not be able to participate in these projects. Participants who only attend the culture, adventure, and yoga weeks will be accepted to join the programs with a Visa on Arrival.
Applying for B211 Social Cultural Visa….
There are multiple visa agencies in Bali that can assist with the application for a B211 visa. We recommend the following agency:
Name of the Agency: Global Agency Ubud
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Number (WhatsApp) : +62 812 3941 0158
- Passport copy
- Covid Vaccine certificate
- Flight ticket
- Health Insurance (should cover covid-19)
- Bank statement last 3 months (Minimum 2000.00 USD)
- Visa fee and visa Processing fee 3,500,000.00 IDR.
- Photo of the cover of the passport
- Photo of a blank page in the passport
The standard visa application process can take 10-15 working days. There is an express service that can complete the visa process in 5 -7 working days for a fee of 4,500,000.00 IDR.
This regulation to obtain a B211 Visa will apply to all participants arriving March 6, 2023, onwards.
Monday to Friday
Typically, you will work at the kindergarten in the morning for 2 hours, alongside the local teach for 1 hour and then by yourself for an hour. After lunch, you will have time to plan and organise activities for the next day. Dinner is served at the accommodation.
This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
- Visit Tanah Lot temple – A famous Hindu temple perched on a rock formation on the coast of Bali.
- Explore Ubud – A cultural hub in the center of Bali known for its art galleries, museums, and traditional crafts.
- Try surfing at Kuta Beach – One of the most popular beaches in Bali with great waves for surfers of all levels.
- Visit the Tegallalang Rice Terraces – A beautiful and iconic rice terrace located in the Gianyar Regency.
- Go snorkeling or diving at Nusa Lembongan – A small island located southeast of Bali with crystal-clear waters and diverse marine life.
- Hike Mount Batur – An active volcano located in the north of Bali, offering stunning views from the summit.
- Watch a traditional Balinese dance performance – Bali is known for its unique and beautiful dance traditions.
- Relax at a beach club – Bali has many luxurious beach clubs with pools, restaurants, and stunning ocean views.
- Visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary – A nature reserve and temple complex in Ubud where you can interact with hundreds of friendly monkeys.
- Dolphin watching in Lovina – Take a morning boat trip from Lovina Beach to spot dolphins swimming and playing in the ocean.
- Visit the Banjar Hot Springs – A natural hot spring located in Lovina where you can relax and soak in the warm mineral water.
- Take a cooking class – Learn how to prepare delicious Balinese dishes and immerse yourself in the local culinary culture.
- Visit the Munduk Waterfall – A picturesque waterfall located in the Munduk village surrounded by lush greenery and a great spot for hiking.
On this project, modest clothing, long sleeves and long trousers or sarongs are recommended for woman. Clothing needs to cover the knees and shoulders.
*A police check is needed when working with children
Indonesia has to be one of the most interesting countries in the world for cultural learning for its diverse and sophisticated art forms, such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handicrafts, and performing arts. Indonesia has around 330 ethnic groups, each with cultural identities developed over centuries, and influenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese, and European sources.
Millions of small farmers, farm workers and fishers are unable to tap into the opportunities offered by years of economic growth. They are often geographically isolated and lack access to basic infrastructure and support.
Bali is a Hindu Island, Balinese traditional cultures are still present, making the island charming and beautiful. Traditional Balinese clothing worn by women covers their shoulders and knees, especially, when they go to the temple and when they have a ceremony day.
IVI have a variety of programs designed to immerse volunteers into the local lifestyle in order to experience the unique culture, build life long relationships and benefit the people that need it the most.
Bali is situated just south of the equator. It has a hot and tropical climate year round.
The wet season is from November to March, and the dry season from April to October (although there may still be some showers) The rains usually only last for a few hours, so you will usually still get some sunshine during the day.
The rainy season brings about humidity and it is generally hot year round, from 20 to 33 degrees. Cooler temperatures can be found up North in the mountain regions.
Bali culture is incredible, rich in tradition and spirituality which focuses mainly on art and religion, with the two often expressed through each other. Many Balinese people are an artist of some kind and spend their leisure time working on hobbies and artwork that have been passed down through generations.
Many public areas, homes and paddy fields are decorated by detailed paintaings, intricate carvings, fine weaving, statues and various artworks. Life in Bali is very much communal and centered around local villages with the community institution or ‘Banjar’ responsible for many aspects of life. The Balinese have a word, “Niskala” which means that which cannot be sensed directly, but can only be felt within.
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